Does anyone have a recipe for "Hot German Potato Salad"?

My husband is looking for a recipe for Hot German Potato Salad.  He will be the one who makes it because potato salad of any kind does not touch my lips.  I would like to thank you in advance for the recipe!

Re: Does anyone have a recipe for "Hot German Potato Salad"?

Thank you.  My hubby says this sounds really good.  I will taste it...who knows it may become one of my favorites.

Re: Does anyone have a recipe for "Hot German Potato Salad"?

Here is a tried and true Hot german Potato salad recipe.  I don't eat regular potato salad, but this one is really good.  I remember my grandmother making it for us. The vinegar is what makes it good! enjoy

  • 9 potatoes, peeled
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 3/4 cup chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 30 minutes. Drain, cool and slice thin.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside, reserving drippings.
  3. Saute onions in bacon drippings until they are golden-brown.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, celery seed, and pepper. Add to the sauteed onions and cook and stir until bubbly, then remove from heat. Stir in water and vinegar, then return to the stove and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for one minute. Carefully stir bacon and sliced potatoes into the vinegar/water mixture, stirring gently until potatoes are heated through.


Re: Does anyone have a recipe for "Hot German Potato Salad"?

Thanks!  I will copy this one down as well and try it! 

Re: Does anyone have a recipe for "Hot German Potato Salad"?

Jeileen, thanks for sharing this, looks yummy!!!

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Re: Does anyone have a recipe for "Hot German Potato Salad"?

Cat Lover, this is my favourite.  Give it a try, I hate "potato salad" too, but this is more like a side dish.


4 med potatoes                1 medium onion, finely chopped

3 slices bacon                    1 Tbsp flour

1 Tbsp sugar                      1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp celery seed            dash of pepper

1/2 cup water                    1/4 cup vinegar

Boil potatoes until tender, 30-35 min; drain.

Cook bacon until crisp, remove bacon.  Cook and stir onion in bacon fat (1 tbsp) until tender.  Stir in dry ingredients.  Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until bubbly.  Remove from heat.  Stir in water and vinegar.  Heat to boiling.  Crumble in bacon and slice in hot potatoes.  Cook, stirring gently to coat potatoes.


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